Alberto Masferrer

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Birthday
24, 1868
Birthplace
El Salvador
Death Date
Nov 8, 1932 (64)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
24, 1868
Birthplace
El Salvador
Death Date
Nov 8, 1932 (64)

About

A Salvadoran essayist and journalist, he is particularly known as the developer of a philosophy known as "vitalismo," which holds that all people, regardless of social standing, gender, or race, deserve equal access to shelter, work, food, and education. Masferrer's 1929 essay, El minimum vital, details his philosophy.

Before Fame

He was never properly schooled, but he believed that by traveling around the world, he received the best education possible.

Trivia

His newspaper, Patria, was founded in the late 1920s and was dedicated to social critique.

Family Life

He was raised by a poor family in Alegria, El Salvador.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of British writer Virginia Woolf.